PNB beat ONGC in title clash...
CHANDIGARH: Punjab National Bank (PNB) defeated Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), 2-1, to win the 42nd SN Vohra’s all-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector-42 Stadium, here on Sunday. Besides the winners’ trophy, the PNB team also received a cash prize of Rs 75,000. The runners-up got Rs 50,000.
Earlier, against the run of play, ONGC took the 1-0 lead as Aakashdeep fired the field goal in the ninth minute. They maintained the advantage till the half time. Seven minutes into the second half, PNB scored the equaliser through Ajitesh Roy’s field goal.
In the 47th minute, Yudvir struck to make it 2-1 in favour of PNB. That also proved to be the last goal of the match, and PNB walked away with the top honour. The EME team got the Dr BL Gupta Memorial trophy for their fair play.
Punjab health minister MM Mittal gave away the prizes to the teams and other officials.
The PNB players with the trophy after winning the 42nd SN Vohra’s all-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector-42 Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. They beat ONGC, 2-1, in the final.